Out of Order
from the Foreword:
"The author is a distinguished scientist in the Yale medical school, but her knowledge ranges far beyond the limits of science and embraces all of humanist culture. I also know of few contemporary poets who can so convey the wonder of human existence so close to its terror, and in a voice intimate yet elusive in its authority—that edges towards the visionary. The highest intensity, among many intensities, is to be found in her volume Fragmented, a sequence of poems for her late husband. They are among the finest poems of mourning I have ever read. A virtuosity of form and technique matches the intensity of the emotion in a stunning lyrical sequence."
—CLIVE BUSH: Professor & poet, King's College, London
from the Introductory Essay:
"Laura Manuelidis is not someone who writes verses — she is a poet by all the pulsation of her soul. There are some poets who have a subtlety, but don't have a passion; others have a passion but unfortunately at the expense of subtlety have lost all passion. She has a rare quality: her passion is subtle. I admire her lines: "If I were one stripe of a shirt / On the back of a man / Would I wrinkle Or would I smile / Between the angles of his scapulae?"
—YEVGENY YEVTUSHENKO: Russian Poet
Samples from this book on web (journals) with links (Book is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble etc)
One / divided by Zero
Facets of nature, fierce lamentations, in search of gnosis and celebration.
Book available on Amazon & other sellers
accessible links in journals
Poem 1 sample:
Leaves night inside
On Poetry and Medicine
Vimeo online podcast of poetry reading at Bridgeport U.: http://vimeo.com/42788503
Interview with Kylan Rice on Brigham Young U. Radio
Musical Settings of Poems
with music by Tui St. George composer
with music by A. Schoenberg composer
with music by S. Simons & G. Marks composers